Tuesday, June 23, 2015




How far can you go to light up someone else’s life?

For the expected 2015 runners of Energizer Night Race Manila, all it takes is a step further on the road. On June 27, 2015, witness how the road of Filinvest City, Alabang beams up as 3,000 runners dash their way to help the children of Bantay Bata 163.

“It’s time to give that spark of hope to the children assisted by Bantay Bata,” said Claire Guevarra, senior brand manager of Energizer. “Ever since our first Energizer Night Race, it’s always about giving back, running for a cause and sharing the positive energy”, added Guevarra. The Energizer Night Race 2015 is the first open run which challenges the participants to run as many three-kilometer loop as they can in 120 minutes.

Every three-kilometer run will equate to P100, 000 and will be donated to Bantay Bata as part of its operation and medical treatment funds. According to Vincent Lizo, Energizer Philippine’s business director, a one-of-a-kind running event such as the Energizer Night Race bears truth that no competition is needed if we want to help improve the lives of children. “Many fun runs have their own target beneficiaries, and it is interesting to note that the Filipinos are one with their fellow men in their fight against diseases, poverty, and the onslaught of ill-fated calamities,” Lizo said. “But we designed the Energizer Night Race to solely focus on the essence of helping”, added Lizo.” A runner’s every 3k loop will be monitored through radio frequency identification (RFID). Kilometer markers in the race route will also be available to serve as the runners’ references.

Moreover, a manually operated Energizer battery meter will light up every time a runner finishes a three-kilometer run. This battery meter will compile all the three-kilometer runs every runner makes until it reaches a one million benchmark. This will be put on view through an LED display onstage, and in the start and finish arc.

MJ Tiquia, Energizer brand activations manager, said that the company wants to offer its loyal followers a different experience each year so they can enjoy with their family and friends. “We would like this year’s run to be a venue of fun and excitement for everyone who will join, so we’re focusing on their enjoyment this time more than anything else,” Tiquia shared. “Beyond the beneficiaries, we will focus on our goal to provide that “fun” for the runners so we can radiate the positivenergy to everyone” said Tiquia. “With the race kit priced at 700 pesos, which includes race singlet, race bib, Energizer headlight, Energizer cap, Schick razor and access to pre and post race activities, we are inviting everyone to come and join us in this event.

This is a good venue to bond with families and friends through a healthy activity like running, at the same time helping a common cause which is to raise P 1,000,000.00 for the children of Bantay Bata 163” added Tiquia. For who wasn’t able to register, you can support the race and visit the venue to watch post event races. note Hope you can also add positive statements for Energizer who designed this year's race to help the children of Bantay Bata 163.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

German-PH Trade and Investment remain on Upswing



German trade with the Philippines continues to be on an uptrend, with bilateral trade registering a record-high of 38.1 percent increase in the first quarter of 2015 amidst positive feedback of the country’s business climate.

Trade volume between Germany and the Philippines showed a landmark increase to US$ 1.57-billion in 2015 from US$ 1.17-billion registered for the same period last year.

Trade growth remains in favor of the Philippines with exports increased to US$860.6 million during the first quarter of 2015 compared to the US$758.2 Million during the same period last year, according to data by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany.

The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) lauded the double digit growth saying it is proof of the growing interest of German companies in the country.  

GPCCI executive director Peter Kompalla cited the latest P3.77-billion contract of German company Voith Turbo to supply railway components and drive-lines for the new 48 light rail vehicle train sets for the MRT3 of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC).

Voith Turbo, represented in the Philippines by Maschinen & Technik, Inc. (MATEC) in the last 36 years is a leader in German drive technology.

Likewise, Kompalla said he is confident that German firms such as Matec Solar Power, engaged in Renewable Energy, will increase presence in the Philippines, which is rich in natural energy resources such as solar, wind and hydroelectric.

Total trade between the two countries reached US$5.24 billion in 2014 from US$ 4.48 billion in 2013.

Kompalla said the double digit growth valued at US$760 million can be attributed to the growing interest of German companies to trade with and invest in the Philippines.

In a press statement, he said the aggressive promotion of the Philippines as an emerging investment destination in Southeast Asia has paid off.

“The Philippines is indeed back in the radar screen of German investors,” the GPCCI official said.

He said many factors contribute to the growing interest in the Philippines such as governance reforms of the Aquino administration and the positive investments grade outlook by credible institutions such as Moody’s and Standard and Poors.

Increase in bilateral trade volume remains in favor of the Philippines with export growth to Germany at 16 per cent to US$3 billion in 2014 compared to US$2.59 billion in 2013.

At the same time, German exports to the Philippines grew by 18 per cent to US$2.24 billion in 2014 from US$ 1.90 billion in 2013

Kompala welcomed the renewed interest of German investors in the Philippines following a more than ten year lull.

GPCCI figures showed that top Philippine exports to Germany include data processing equipment, electrical and optical products; electrical equipment; clothing; food and fodder; as well as chemical products.

On the other hand, top German exports to the Philippines include data processing equipment; electrical and optical products; food and fodder; other vehicles; pharmaceuticals and related and chemical products.

Top German investors in the Philippines include Continental, Lufthansa, car manufacturer Volkswagen, Steag, Bayer, Deutsche Bank and SGV.

German investors are also expanding Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) operations in the Philippines for their accounting and banking services as the country becomes the world’s top BPO center surpassing India.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Make Father's Day a Statement at Marriott Manila

Celebrating Father’s Day is not only a treat but a statement at Marriott Manila. Give him his much needed time off from daddy duties and treat him like a true gentleman that he is. Every second of this special occasion count, as Marriott will surprise two dads with a TW Steel timepiece, when they dine at the highly acclaimed Marriott Café or multi-awarded Cru Steakhouse. Aside from the luxury gentleman’s essential, the hotel has a roundup of delectable dining options for the whole family to enjoy.
Fathers day poster for hope
Meaty indulgence at Marriott Cafe's Carving Station
Executive Chef Meik Brammer recommends Cru's signature specialty the manly 900 grams steak comes with 5 side dishes for P5400, perfect for the whole family
At Marriott Café, the man of the house is treated to a superb Sunday Brunch fit for kings on June 21 for Php 2,800. Feast on an extravagant buffet selection featuring irresistible temptations displayed in the seafood bar, carving station, roasted section, and foie gras corner. Complement these with international choices and other specialties such as U.S rib eye, roasted lamb with black cherry tomato confit, truffled meat ball baked pasta, and beer-braised chicken with herbed goat cheese kennels. Sweet endings are made of a collection of decadent desserts such as mango sansrival, crème brulee, chocolate truffles, homemade ice-cream, and salted caramel moist cake.
From tasty starters, to signature steaks and luscious desserts, Cru has something in its menu fitting for the celebration.
Feast on an extravagant buffet selection featuring irresistible temptations
Freshest catch of the day at the Seafood Bar
For a more polished take on this special occasion, Cru Steakhouse has consistently proven that it is cut above the rest. From tasty starters, to signature steaks and luscious desserts, Cru has something in its menu fitting for the celebration. Executive Chef Meik Brammer recommends its signature specialty the manly 900 grams steak comes with 5 side dishes for P5,400, perfect for the whole family. This gift idea is definitely worth the splurge because your old man is worth every penny.
For inquiries and reservations on Marriott Manila’s Father’s day offerings, call (02)9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/MarriottHotelManila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram. 
About Marriott Hotel Manila
Marriott Hotel Manila stands as a centerpiece of the dynamic and exciting mixed-use development of Resorts World Manila. Ideally located in Newport City across NAIA Terminal 3 the hotel is a mere 15-minute drive from Bonifacio Global City and Makati Business District. Blessed with a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest rooms that offers luxurious bedding, high-speed internet, 40" full high definition LCDs with IPTV and the new remote jack pack plug-and-play system. Hotel facilities include Quan Spa, 6 meeting rooms and a Grand Ballroom, 5 superb restaurants, outdoor pool and a health club. Underway now is the expansion project, adding 228 Premier Rooms and a Grand Ballroom offering 8000 sqm of flexible function spaces, promising to be the pre-eminent venue in the Philippines for every event.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Up For Something Beautiful… with Nigel Barker and ATC Healthcare

Beauty is always alluring. A once in a lifetime project with a world renowned fashion photographer captures stunning photos of ATC Healthcare’s ambassador, Carla Abellana, making beauty possible and effortless for everyone. ATC Healthcare, your trusted life ally, is the emerging leader in health care products. 

ATC Healthcare is known for creating high quality products that responds to the needs of every Filipino. They have created beauty and anti-aging products that aims to effortlessly bring out beauty in every woman. This “effortless beauty by ATC” campaign seeks to showcase beauty through impressive and artistic photos done by Mr. Nigel Barker. 

That’s why ATC Healthcare teamed up with Nigel Barker for a location shoot at Solaire Resorts and Casino, held last June 4, 2015. Nigel Barker is a fashion photographer known for his eye for creativity in capturing beauty in images.

He became a household name after being one of the judges in America’s Next Top Model for 17 cycles, and for working with celebrities and super models around the world, the likes of Coco Rocha, Kate Upton, Taylor Swift, and Tyra Banks, among others. He himself exudes beauty, starting off as a much-sought after model, and now as a fashion photographer, for his love for fashion, talent and passion in photography.

 Nigel Barker, the celebrity photographer, and ATC Healthcare, your trusted ally in life, with its beauty and anti-aging products, make effortless beauty attainable for Filipina women.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel , A Unique Place to Stay

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is expecting 6 Million foreign tourist in 2016 and with the ASEAN integration, this is not impossible to happen. The first thing we usually ask and prepare when visiting for a vacation is an accommodation that's why an influx of tourist inquiring and checking in to different hotels are overwhelming.
Inside Subic Bay Freeport Zone, there are so many hotels to choose from but only one hotel stand out not only because of the professional and friendly staff but because of the chic & fun KTV, affordable Spa and the restaurant with fixed tables because of the custom made Shabu Shabu embedded gas range. Subic Grand Hoya Hotel is a class of its own located just along Canal Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales which is just 2 hours North away from Manila, Philippines.

According to Liberty Yana, the Sales and Marketing Head of Subic Grand Hoya Hotel, "Grand Hoyah Hotel Subic is a four storey boutique hotel located in central business district of Subic Bay Freeport Zone. This 3 years old hotel magnificently designed and features with the finest amenities. Throughout the hotel, the guests are treated to a unique atmosphere, complimented with the gracious hospitality and personalized service of our warm staff. The best choice for your family, business partners and also for leisure travelers."

Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel offers a world class facility that is just in the heart of Subic and near all the best places to go like if you like shopping, head to the nearest Royal Duty Free. For motorized Ziplines and if your family likes to experience the extreme, go to Tree Top Adventure while if you like to check your courage with tigers, crocodiles and other 30 more animal species, drop by to the only theme park with white lions & the only tiger Safari in the Philippines which is Zoobic Safari under Zoomanity Group. The best theme parks not only in Subic but also in the country.


Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel offers 40 spacious rooms and as follows;
Deluxe Twin Rooms 
Superior King Room 
Deluxe King Room Family 
Deluxe Room Family Suite Room 

Spa and Massage 

Grand Hoyah Hotel offers an international standard Spa and Massage services from experts and professionally trained therapist while on stay in the hotel. The Grand Hoyah Hotel KTV Relaxing and fun KTV rooms with 55 inches screens at Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel. From VIP Rooms that caters for two persons to bigger and wider for groups and parties. There are different choices only at Grand Hoyah Hotel. Restaurant
At the right side of the lobby is the restaurant that can cater up to 100 people. The complimentary breakfast is something to look forward to with different kinds of juices and coffee selections. The Shabu Shabu is beyond the standard. All ingredients are selected by the Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel to prove the magnificent dining experience.
When in Subic, the most affordable hotel but with world class amenities can be found only at Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel. Visit to believe.

For more information: http://www.subicgrandhoyahhotel.com